just added charter
authorHenry J. Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Mon, 29 Nov 2010 21:00:45 +0100
changeset 103 b0094b9c560b
parent 91 28c8ad0731ef
child 104 c5234ae5aaca
just added charter
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+		<title>
+			WebID Incubator Group
+		</title>
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+		<div id="template">
+			<ul id="navbar" style="font-size: small;">
+				<li>
+					<a href="#scope">Scope</a>
+				</li>
+				<li>
+					<a href="#deliverables">Deliverables</a>
+				</li>
+				<li>
+					<a href="#coordination">Dependencies and Liaisons</a>
+				</li>
+				<li>
+					<a href="#participation">Participation</a>
+				</li>
+				<li>
+					<a href="#communication">Communication</a>
+				</li>
+				<li>
+					<a href="#decisions">Decision Policy</a>
+				</li>
+				<li>
+					<a href="#patentpolicy">Patent Policy</a>
+				</li>
+				<li>
+					<a href="#additional">Additional Information</a>
+				</li>
+				<li>
+					<a href="#about">About this Charter</a>
+				</li>
+			</ul>
+			<p>
+				<a href="http://www.w3.org/" shape="rect"><img alt="W3C" src="w3c_home.png" height="48" width="72" /></a> <a class="domainlogo" href="http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/" shape="rect"><img src="incubator.png" alt="Incubator Activity" /></a>
+			</p>
+			<h1 id="title">
+				WebID Incubator Group Charter
+			</h1>
+			<p class="mission">
+				The mission of the WebID Incubator Group, part of the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/">Incubator Activity</a>, is to further advance the WebID protocol for full standardisation. 
+			</p>
+			<p>
+				WebID is an authentication protocol that uses the SSL/TLS layer for user identification by tying the client to a resource on the web. WebID takes that initial OpenID intuition further by making it fully Web Architecture compliant, succeeding in the process in making authentication both simpler for the user, more efficient and more secure. This is the first step to a fully standard-based browser authentication experience.
+			</p>
+			<p>
+				Research on WebID has been evolving since 2008 on the <a href="http://lists.foaf-project.org/pipermail/foaf-protocols/" title="The foaf-protocols Archives">FOAF protocol mailing list</a> and the  <a href="http://esw.w3.org/Foaf%2Bssl" title="FOAF+SSL - ESW Wiki">ESW Wiki</a>. What is required now is to pursue the work in a more structured environment, grow the number of interested parties from the Social Web, security and browser communities and integrate their feedback.
+			</p>
+			<div class="noprint">
+				<p class="join">
+					Join the WebID Incubator Group.
+				</p>
+			</div>
+			<table class="summary-table">
+				<tbody>
+					<tr id="Duration">
+						<th rowspan="1" colspan="1">
+							End date
+						</th>
+						<td rowspan="1" colspan="1">
+							15 November 2011
+						</td>
+					</tr>
+					<tr>
+						<th rowspan="1" colspan="1">
+							Confidentiality
+						</th>
+						<td rowspan="1" colspan="1">
+							Proceedings are <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/comm.html#confidentiality-levels" shape="rect">public</a>
+						</td>
+					</tr>
+					<tr>
+						<th rowspan="1" colspan="1">
+							Initial Chairs
+						</th>
+						<td rowspan="1" colspan="1">
+							Henry Story and TBD (preferably a person from the security domain)
+						</td>
+					</tr>
+					<tr>
+						<th rowspan="1" colspan="1">
+							Initiating Members
+						</th>
+						<td rowspan="1" colspan="1">
+							<ul>
+								<li><a href="http://www.deri.ie/" shape="rect">DERI Galway</a></li>
+								<li><a href="http://www.garlik.com/" shape="rect">Garlik</a></li>
+								<li><a href="http://www.inria.fr/" shape="rect">INRIA</a></li>
+								<li><a href="http://www.nokia.com/" shape="rect">Nokia</a></li>
+								<li><a href="http://www.openlinksw.com/" shape="rect">OpenLink Software</a></li>
+								<li><a href="http://www.talis.com/" shape="rect">Talis</a></li>
+								<li><a href="http://www.telecomitalia.it/tit/it.html?tabId=1%26LANG=EN" shape="rect">Telecom Italia SpA</a></li>
+							</ul>
+						</td>
+					</tr>
+					<tr>
+						<th rowspan="1" colspan="1">
+							Usual Meeting Schedule
+						</th>
+						<td rowspan="1" colspan="1">
+							Teleconferences: Weekly<br />
+							Face-to-face: Once Annually
+						</td>
+					</tr>
+				</tbody>
+			</table>
+			<div class="scope">
+				<h2 id="scope">
+					Scope
+				</h2>
+				<p>
+					Activities include:
+				</p>
+				<ul>
+					<li>to compile a set of requirements and use cases for the WebID protocol</li>
+					<li>to document existing WebID implementations and identify interoperability issues</li>
+					<li>to describe a WebID authentication layer</li>
+					<li>to describe the relations between WebID and OpenID/OAuth</li>
+					<li>to prepare the standardisation of the WebID protocol by bringing together people involved in authorisation and authentication activities and beyond, building on the existing WebID initiative.</li>
+				</ul>
+				<div class="may">
+					<h3>
+						Success Criteria
+					</h3>
+					<p>
+					The WebID Incubator Group will be considered successful if at least the requirements and use cases as well as the interoperability report is delivered in time.
+					</p>
+				</div>
+				<div class="may">
+					<h3>
+						Out of Scope
+					</h3>
+					<p>
+						Alternative deployment formats (beyond standardised RDF serialisations). 
+					</p>
+				</div>
+			</div>
+			<div>
+				<h2 id="deliverables">
+					Deliverables
+				</h2>
+				<ul>
+					<li>A requirements and use case document for the WebID protocol.</li>
+					<li>An interoperability report on existing WebID implementations.</li>
+					<li>A final XG report that includes suggestions for the next steps.</li>
+				</ul>
+			</div>
+			<div class="dependencies">
+				<h2 id="coordination">
+					Dependencies and Liaisons
+				</h2>
+				<div class="may">
+					<h3>
+						W3C Groups
+					</h3>
+					<dl>
+						<dt><a href="http://www.w3.org/2010/02/rdfa/">RDFa Working Group</a></dt>
+						<dd>WebID serialisation.</dd>
+						<dt><a href="http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/">Semantic Web Activity</a></dt>
+						<dd>Dissemination and shared domain of interest.</dd>
+						<dt><a href="http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/">Semantic Web Interest Group</a></dt>
+						<dd>Shared domain of interest.</dd>
+						<dt><a href="http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/DataAccess/">SPARQL Working Group</a></dt>
+						<dd>SPARL is typically Can be used in WebID protocol.</dd>
+					</dl>
+					<h3>External Groups</h3>
+					<dl>
+						<dt><a href="http://www.foaf-project.org/">FOAF</a> project</dt>
+						<dd>WebID uses FOAF vocabulary.</dd>
+						<dt>IETF <a href="http://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/tls/">Transport Layer Security (tls)</a> Working Group</dt>
+						<dd>WebID uses TLS.</dd>
+					</dl>
+				</div>
+			</div>
+			<div class="participation">
+				<h2 id="participation">
+					Participation
+				</h2>
+				<p>
+					Professionals from Web software companies, relevant standardization organizations, universities, and research units are welcome to participate in the WebID Incubator Group. Members should be expected to introduce themselves and participate over the public mailing-list.
+
+					Participants must be willing to attend the majority of the group's teleconferences and face-to-face meetings, and actively participate to the elaboration of deliverables.
+				</p>
+			</div>
+			<div class="communication">
+				<h2 id="communication">
+					Communication
+				</h2>
+				<p>
+					This group primarily conducts its work on the public mailing list [email protected] (<a href="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-webid/">archive</a>) . The group's Member-only list is [email protected] (<a href="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-xg-webid/">archive</a>)
+				</p>
+				<p>
+					Information about the group (deliverables, participants, teleconferences, etc.) is available from the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/">WebID Incubator Group home page</a>.
+				</p>
+			</div>
+			<div class="decisions">
+				<h2 id="decisions">
+					Decision Policy
+				</h2>
+				<p>
+					As explained in the Process Document (<a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/policies#Consensus" shape="rect">section 3.3</a>), this group will seek to make decisions when there is consensus. When the Chair puts a question and observes dissent, after due consideration of different opinions, the Chair should record a decision (possibly after a formal vote) and any objections, and move on.
+				</p>
+				<ul class="example">
+					<li>When deciding a substantive technical issue, the Chair may put a question before the group. The Chair must only do so during a <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/policies.html#GeneralMeetings" shape="rect">group meeting</a>, and at least two-thirds of participants in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/groups.html#good-standing" shape="rect">Good Standing</a> must be in attendance. When the Chair conducts a <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/policies#Votes" shape="rect">formal vote</a> to reach a decision on a substantive technical issue, eligible voters may vote on a proposal one of three ways: for a proposal, against a proposal, or abstain. For the proposal to pass there must be more votes for the proposal than against. In case of a tie, the Chair will decide the outcome of the proposal.
+					</li>
+					<li>This charter is written in accordance with <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/policies#Votes" shape="rect">Section 3.4, Votes</a> of the W3C Process Document and includes no voting procedures beyond what the Process Document requires.
+					</li>
+				</ul>
+			</div>
+			<div class="patent">
+				<h2 id="patentpolicy">
+					Patent Policy
+				</h2>
+				<p>
+					This Incubator Group provides an opportunity to share perspectives on the topic addressed by this charter. W3C reminds Incubator Group participants of their obligation to comply with patent disclosure obligations as set out in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/#sec-Disclosure" shape="rect">Section 6</a> of the W3C Patent Policy. While the Incubator Group does not produce Recommendation-track documents, when Incubator Group participants review Recommendation-track specifications from Working Groups, the patent disclosure obligations do apply.
+				</p>
+				<p>
+					Incubator Groups have as a goal to produce work that can be implemented on a Royalty Free basis, as defined in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy/" shape="rect">W3C Patent Policy</a>.
+				</p>
+				<p>
+					Participants agree to offer patent licenses according to the W3C Royalty-Free licensing requirements described in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Requirements" shape="rect">Section 5 of the W3C Patent Policy</a> for any portions of the XG Reports produced by this XG that are subsequently incorporated into a W3C Recommendation produced by a Working Group which is chartered to take the XG Report as an input. This licensing commitment may not be revoked but may be modified through the Exclusion process defined in <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-Exclusion" shape="rect">Section 4 of the Patent Policy</a>.
+				</p>
+				<p>
+					Participants in this Incubator Group wishing to exclude <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#def-essential" shape="rect">essential patent claims</a> from the licensing commitment must join the Working Group created to work on the XG Report and follow the normal exclusion procedures defined by the Patent Policy. The W3C Team is responsible for notifying all Participants in this Incubator Group in the event that a new Working Group is proposed to develop a Recommendation that takes the XG Report as an input.
+				</p>
+				<p>
+					For more information about disclosure obligations for this group, please see the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/" shape="rect">W3C Patent Policy Implementation</a>.
+				</p>
+			</div>
+			<div class="may">
+				<h2 id="additional">
+					Additional Information
+				</h2>
+				<p>
+					WebID is a secure authentication protocol that enables the building of distributed, open and secure social networks: the Social Web.
+					For a more details see also <a href="http://www.w3.org/2010/api-privacy-ws/papers/privacy-ws-17.pdf">Towards A Privacy-Aware, Trusted Web</a>, which has been accepted as a position paper for the W3C Workshop on Privacy for Advanced Web APIs 12/13 July 2010, London.
+				</p>
+			</div>
+			<h2 id="about">
+				About this Charter
+			</h2>
+			<p>
+				This charter for the WebID Incubator Group has been created according to the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/procedures" shape="rect">Incubator Group Procedures documentation</a>. In the event of a conflict between this document or the provisions of any charter and the W3C Process, the W3C Process shall take precedence.
+			</p>
+			<hr />
+			<address>
+				Michael Hausenblas and Henry Story
+			</address>
+			<p class="copyright">
+				<a rel="Copyright" href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#Copyright" shape="rect">Copyright</a>© 2010 <a href="http://www.w3.org/" shape="rect"><acronym title="World Wide Web Consortium">W3C</acronym></a> <sup>®</sup> (<a href="http://www.csail.mit.edu/" shape="rect"><acronym title="Massachusetts Institute of Technology">MIT</acronym></a> , <a href="http://www.ercim.org/" shape="rect"><acronym title="European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics">ERCIM</acronym></a> , <a href="http://www.keio.ac.jp/" shape="rect">Keio</a>), All Rights Reserved.
+			</p>
+			<p>
+				$Date: 2010-11-28 18:05:05 +0000 (Sun, 28 Nov 2010) $
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